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CAIR Welcomes Maine Ski Resort Dropping Name Disparaging Native American Women 

(WASHINGTON D.C., 11/30/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the dropping of a racist term disparaging to Native American women from the name of a ski resort in Maine. 

A group of the resort’s investors said they would change the name on completing the purchase.  

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“We welcome the removal of this racist slur from the name of the resort and urge communities nationwide to similarly rid themselves of symbols of hate and bigotry,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.  

He said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy and all other forms of bigotry.    

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CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.            

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.           

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530,; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, 

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